No, Eric didn’t use that pick-up line on me. This is Part 2 of a series on our guests. We suggest that you read Part 1 on devils first. See what I did there? 😉 Names have been changed to protect the anonymity of people at the extremes on the respect and courtesy spectrum. Top 3 angels: … More Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?
As vacation home owners, we have seen our fair share of horrible guests and great guests alike. We call them “devils” and “angels”, respectively. In this two-part series, we’ll share our top 3 devils and angels. Names have been changed to protect the anonymity of those who sit at extremes of the respect and courtesy … More What in the devil?
Owning a vacation home costs a lot of money… so much that I laughed when Eric first suggested the idea… and so much that I still baffle at how we’re pulling it off. If you’re reading this post, it’s very likely that you’re a friend or family member of ours. This blog has a small … More Money, money, money!
“Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.” – unknown Eric and I will hike the West Coast Trail in late May, 2018. It’s been on Eric’s bucket list for years, and we’re finally going to realize his dream together. To prepare for the week-long hike, we have been doing short … More Experience is a Hard Teacher
If you’re new to the beauty and adventure of the Sunshine Coast, you may wonder, “I’m a city dweller. What do I bring?” Well, wonder no more. Below is my suggested packing list for a visit in the spring or summer. Sneakers – A must. The hiking trails are calling your name. Flip flops / … More What to pack?
Las Vegas is one of those places that screams “rite of passage”. Most adults over 21 years old have been at least once, and some — particularly residents of the Pacific Northwest — consider it a quick and convenient getaway. Recently, I went with two girlfriends from university. It was my first girls trip, and … More All that glitters is not gold
Owning a vacation rental outside of town is great… until you realize you have to do supply runs. Recently, Eric and I visited Sechelt to run errands and finish setting up our place for spring and summer. Since we were expecting guests on the weekend, we decided to do it on a Friday. We headed … More 24 Hours in Sechelt
On Friday, we took our daughter to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for the special concert on Harry Potter, Chamber of Secrets. Qianna is a big Harry Potter fan, so we figured it would be a nice family night out. We were right — we had a great time! For those who are not familiar with … More Family Date at Hogwarts!
The title is misleading, as this is not about Mexico at all. It’s about our trip from Puerto Vallarta to Vancouver, connecting through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). As you may have read in parte uno of this series, Eric and I prefer to travel light. I once travelled solo to Israel and Jordan for … More Viva México! (parte tres)
We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Mexico! Our resort was in Nuevo Vallarta, outside of Puerto Vallarta proper. In no particular order (except the first), here are the highlights: People: As you may know, I’m Chinese and Eric is Filipino. I was born in Asia, whereas Eric was born in Canada. In fact, he … More Viva México! (parte dos)